Islandmagee – resident’s concern over Gaelectric’s CAES proposal

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Islandmagee – Test drilling will provide data on wind-energy storage potential

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Test drilling will provide data on wind-energy storage potential
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Larne Times
Published on Saturday 14 January 2012

SCIENTIFIC investigations into Larne’s potential for energy storage is being taken a step further by Gaelectric Energy Storage (GES).

Unlike InfraStrata and North East Storage – which hope to excavate underground salt caverns to build up reserves of natural gas – Gaelectric is undertaking exploratory drilling ahead of a proposal to cache compressed air generated by wind turbines at off-peak periods and use it to boost the grid when required.

If all goes to plan, GES would build a facility to convert the compressed air into electricity by heating it using natural gas. The project would also entail a marine pipeline.

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